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Tupelo honors SEC legend Jones-Boyd

The Nettleton native was recognized on Wednesday.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 10:22 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 10:26 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Long before coaching track and field and cross country at Tupelo High School, Nettleton native Teneeshia Jones-Boyd became an SEC legend at Ole Miss.

Jones-Boyd, who was honored Wednesday at Tupelo, competed in track and field for Ole Miss in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She still holds SEC records in the 100 meters and 200 meters.

Jones-Boyd was also honored during the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament in March. She says she was surprised by being named an SEC Legend and by Wednesday's ceremony at THS.

"They could have chosen anybody else, and they thought about me, a young girl from Nettleton that came from a small school," Jones-Boyd said. "(I) didn't have a track, just running around football fields and trying to make a way out, and they thought about me. It was a great accomplishment."

Jones-Boyd's Tupelo teams will compete in the 6A North Half championships next week at Madison Central.

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